Forestry Technician (Dispatch)

Posted on Aug 03, 2021 via USAJobs

Forest Service, Department of Agriculture

Alturas, CA  |   #government

 


This position serves as an Assistant Dispatch Center Manager that is responsible for assisting the Center Manager in the oversight of all dispatch center operations.

The area involved encompasses some combination of federal, state, tribal, and private lands within the dispatch center's area.

Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates applications are due for these locations can be found on the Forest Service website.

In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement.

For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements.

Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education.

Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Specialized Experience Requirement: GS-08: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level OR two full years (36 semester/54 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level education or master's degree if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture) OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position (in excess of 18 semester/27 quarter hours) and specialized experience.

The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

Examples of specialized experience include: Prioritized distribution of aid, supplies, and equipment in cases of simultaneous wildland fire incidents and/or maintained and assisted in developing dispatching guides, staffing and action guides, mobilization plans, Haz-Mat response/spill plans, fire management plans, directives, and/or reference materials and coordinated exchanges of information with other federal agencies as well as municipal and state fire and law enforcement agencies and/or Performs mobilization of contracted resources and equipment making a variety of complex decisions on the type, size, and number of resources needed for the incidents and/or Manages and directs adherence of law enforcement dispatch protocols and procedures and/or Plans and carries out fire program management projects in accordance with fire management objectives and policies.

GS-09: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-8 level OR two full years (36 semester/54 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level education or master's degree if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture) OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position (in excess of 18 semester/27 quarter hours) and specialized experience.

The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

Examples of specialized experience include: Performed dispatch duties such as coordinating ground and air transportation and determining the nature of the resources needed including personnel, equipment, and services required to respond to varying levels of crisis and/or assisted in preparing cost and budgetary data for comparative analysis, flight justification, payment documents, and flight plans for contract and on-call personnel and/or Implements and maintains mobilization plans, emergency and disaster plans, and dispatch policies and procedures and/or Evaluates, plans, and coordinates wildland fire and other daily operational situations to ensure adequate quantities of resources and machinery are dispatched to incidents.

This position has been identified as High or Moderate or Low Complexity under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) or Forest Service Fire Program Management (FS-FPM) and is subject to selective placement factor requirements contained in the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard and Guide when filling this vacancy.

IFPM or FS-FPM selective placement factors are made up of a primary and secondary National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) core Incident Management Qualifications and Required Training.

The applicant must possess these qualifications at the applicable complexity level to be considered eligible for this position.

Selective Placement Factors A minimum 90 days experience performing on-the-line (Primary/Rigorous) wildland fire suppression duties as a member of an organized fire suppression crew or comparable unit that utilized knowledge of wildland fire suppression, containment or control techniques and practices under various conditions.

This experience must be documented with specific dates in the online application or resume.

Successfully completed the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher (EDSD).

In order to be considered for this position, copies of your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record (or equivalent training documents) which contain documented proof of the certification or attainment of the IFPM Selective Placement Factor for this position MUST be attached to your application.

Red cards are not acceptable documentation.

Currency Requirement: Required to maintain currency once hired into the position.

Currency of NWCG qualifications is not required for selection.

If not currently qualified, the applicant must provide documented evidence that they have been fully qualified in the past, and are able to regain currency within one year of being hired.

Failure to provide this documentation will result in disqualification.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a secondary position covered under the special retirement provisions of 5 USC 8336(c) for the Civil Service Retirement System and of 5 USC 8412(d) for the Federal Employees Retirement System.

To receive consideration for this position, you must provide updated required documents and meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Deadline: 2021-08-09 (6 days left)
Salary: 47K-68K Per Year


How to Apply

Please follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.


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